The 47-year-old American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie is a famous face in the entertainment industry. She is among the world’s most accomplished and iconic actresses, and she has achieved a great deal of recognition. Her beautiful smile belied years of struggling with her mental health. According to reports, she once hired a hitman to kill her because she believed it would be easier on her family than her committing suicide herself. It is no secret that Angelina Jolie has been called one of the most beautiful women in the world and that she is a beloved femme fatale figure in Hollywood. She has appeared in several blockbuster movies, including Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Gia, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In addition to starring in films, she has also directed a number of projects, such as By the Sea, Without Blood, In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Unbroken. As much as her acting career has dominated the media, her private life has also been widely publicized, especially while she was dating Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt, with whom she has six children, three of whom are adopted.

Angelina Jolie battled depression when she was in her 20s

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has experienced mental health problems throughout her life, and she has even opened up about them in past interviews. The tragic disclosure that the Salt actress once went to great lengths to hire a hitman to kill her came at a time when Jolie felt like she couldn’t go on any longer. It was a string of somewhat painful events that led to this decision. It was more of a cry for help when she felt it was best to take her own life than to continue sticking to her dream.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Jolie initially tried to commit suicide when she was just 19 years old. According to various online media reports and disclosures made by the actress, when she was in her early 20s, she made a similar attempt and devised what she believed to be a clever plan to get out of the pressures of the outside world. “This is going to sound crazy, but there was a point when I was going to hire someone to kill me,” she revealed in a previous interview with IMDb.
The Eternals actress, when she was a child, dreamed of being a funeral director before following her father’s footsteps into acting. When Jolie was 20 years old, she had tried about every drug possible and had chosen heroin as her drug of choice. Her use of drugs made an already bad situation worse with her father, Jonathan Vincent Voight, who abandoned the family when she was a baby.

Angelina Jolie once hired a hitman to kill her

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

The actress went in-depth with The Face about the incident and the reasons behind her decision to hire a hitman to carry out her assassination. She remarked, “They’re not that hard to find in New York.” The actress acknowledged that many people consider suicide when they are young.

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Jolie further added,“With suicide comes all the guilt of people around you thinking they could have done something. With somebody being murdered, nobody takes some kind of guilty responsibility.”

She continued, “I was very aware that so many people around me, like my mother, would feel as though they didn’t give enough or do enough if I’d taken my own life. So my solution was that if someone else had taken my life—say, in a robbery—it would be murder, and no one would feel they’d let me down.”

The actress from Girl Interrupted confessed that she even hired the contract murderer. She disclosed that she intended to withdraw money gradually so that the assassin wouldn’t have access to a sizable sum in her bank account. Talking about the hitman, she said, “He was a decent enough person and asked if I could think about it and call him again in two months. Something changed in my life, and I figured I’d stick it out.”

Meanwhile, she recently completed filming Without Blood, her fourth feature as a director. And her upcoming projects include playing opera icon Maria Callas in Pablo Larran’s biographical vampire comedy about Pinochet, El Conde, which is set to be released in 2023.

Source: IMBD

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